Type: Posts; User: AndNirina
I have long referred to my long Prince of Wales spurs as "pig stickers." My pokey Dutch mare mandated their use. Those along with a dressage whip (I don't ride dressage!) was useful, too, on her,...
^ this. Many, many times over. Prayers for those who lost friends and family in this accident. Sad, indeed.
A trunk seems like a lot to lug around. Our barn has this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C91XVQ8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0 to store garment bags in our dressing room with a fabric hanging...
Noooooo, and neither is Elvenstar! But those are two pieces of prime property (Foxfield especially) in otherwise high ticket residential areas. Good for KH for stepping back and doing what she...
Second Place: Lucy Deslauriers riding Great Expectations. Beacon Hill & Mario Deslauriers
McKayla Langmeier Wins!!!! Wearing #1... wire to wire. Impressive! Riding Skyfall, Trains with her...
Third Place: Madison Goetzmann riding Play It Again. Beacon Hill
Fourth Place: Katherine Bundy riding Levkoi. Missy Clark/John Brennan
Fifth Place: Ali Tritschler riding Helio Rouge. Timmy Kees & Molly Ashe
Sixth Place: Ailish Cunniffe riding Co Co Pop. The Cunniffes & Missy Clark/ John Brennan
Seventh Place: Kelli Cruciotti riding Monterrey. Cindy Cruciotti/Don Stewart
Eighth Place: Sydney Hutchins riding Gaudi, Elvenstar/Jim Hagman trainer
Ninth Place: Katherine Strauss riding Canterbury. Stacia Madden/Max Amaya
Here we go...
Tenth place: Alexandra Ladove riding Beau Van Het Keyershof. Don Stewart/Bibby Hill
No hand gallop to the last, but it was definitely an opportunity to move up/show off
((selfishly I always love watching the work-off, but I can understand this year why they chose to waive it))
Judges call for no further testing.
My general impression of the class so far after two rounds and the flat is that everyone has been impressive. Really no major mistakes, save for one stop. So many pretty trips!
Katherine Bundy was also very nice.
Sydney Hutchins was very accurate and pretty. GO West Coast!!!! Go Elvenstar!
Kelli Cruciotti rides very much in control. Great turn to the Calumet Farm and then the six to the in and out.
My feed is smooth on Safari
Looking at the order, the judges moved Emily Perez up and Samantha Valone way up after the flat
Ashton was also very good, a little more conservative than Daisy. The judges had moved her down after the flat though...
Daisy was spectacular!
So much of GM's commentary is about the opening and closing of the round, especially in his preference of picking up the canter from the walk on the opening circle. "Great showmen make the judges...